What’s in a name..

I live in a Country that thrives on diversity.. A cacophony of immigrants stretch far and wide across the Land. I’ve become accustomed to changes in language, culture and customs. Navigating the local grocery store was a learning curve in itself as I was introduced to the Eggplant (Aubergine), Zucchini ( Courgette), and a whole host of changes in product names. More recently names have been amusing me everywhere.. From the local ladies wear store that a newcomer to Canada has named Nobless! To a new candidate that has chosen their Canadian name as Dong! Is it just me, or would you research things in the language of the Country that you’re going to inhabit? This week has had me in hysterics.. While working I’ve found a lady from Sri Lanka whose Christian name is almost as long as the alphabet so she has chosen to call her self Dimples, for her professional job search! A guy whose resume contained the words she makes me clean or something similar and someone who has written that their current job is at lookfuk jewelers!

Yes, I admit it, small things make me laugh! Sad but true.. How about you?


About yorkshiremummy

Born and Raised in Yorkshire, Now at Large in North America. Working Wife and Mum of 2. Occasionally sarcastic, Often inappropriate, but always real! Having snorkeled with sharks in the Maldives, ridden an Elephant in Sri Lanka, swum in an underground river in Mexico and played with Lion cubs in South Africa, currently enjoying the crazy adventure of motherhood!
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3 Responses to What’s in a name..

  1. this is us says:

    Can I have your job please, it sounds like a laugh a minute! Although from reading your past posts not sure the commute is all that funny!

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